Jewish Physicians in Germany Drop 50 Per Cent in Three Years

A drop of more than fifty per cent in the number of Jewish physicians in Germany in the last three years was reported today by the C.-V. Zeitung, organ of the Central Union of Jews in Germany.

According to the periodical, there are at present 3,500 Jews practicing medicine in the entire Reich as against 7,500 in 1933 before the accession of the Nazi regime.

The paper estimated that 4,000 Jewish doctors emigrated or adopted new vocations following enactment of discriminatory legislation against them.

In Berlin alone, Jewish doctors now number 1,500 compared with 2,145 at the beginning of the year when the Jewish Community took a census. The number is expected to decrease sharply this Winter when many more emigrate because of the hopelessness of trying to continue their practice in Germany.

The Berlin Medical Journal, in a recent issue, announced establishment of a union of “Aryan” physicians to counteract the “Jewish influence in medicine which it charged still existed after three years of the Nazi regime. The organ estimated the number of Jewish physicians practicing in Berlin at 2,143, or more than one third of the city’s total number of doctors.

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